Marriage is serious business …. unless you’re comedian John Branyan.
Like this astute observation: “Have you ever noticed you’ve got to get your driver’s license renewed every four years, but you don’t have to get your marriage license renewed, ever. You’d think there’d at least be some kind of eye test. You look into the little machine, ‘Alright, Mr. Branyan, can you see your socks on the floor?’”
I think Jean could get on board with an idea like that.
But seriously, folks.
Laughter can help you see your marriage in new and helpful – not to mention entertaining – ways. Sometimes you have to look for a reason to smile and laugh because what you expected from your marriage hits a speed bump.
There’s the monotony of work and paying bills week-in and week-out. Then there are all the stressors: job loss, financial problems, friend and family issues, illness. In myriad ways, real life sets in, and what you first dreamed of for your marriage begins to fade.
But thriving marriages aren’t built on lofty expectations alone. They’re forged in the ups and downs of day-to-day experience. That’s why there’s no eye test for marriage.
There’s a love test.
And there’s only one question on it: How well do you love? The answer key is found in 1 Corinthians 13:7-8, which says, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
Or as John Banyan says on our radio program today, “Love is not what you feel. Love is what you do.”
“A Lighthearted Look at Wedded Bliss” is one of our most popular programs of 2016. John speaks from experience after 30 years of marriage to his wife, Lori. John’s witty and humorous insights will inspire you toward selfless love and encourage you to build a marriage that will endure.